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Your own nature talk! Observations of everyday nature leads to bigger ideas about the natural world and how it all fits together. Join a naturalist, a science educator, and a conservation biologist for friendly, science-based nature chats and down-to-earth interviews with selected scientists. Wild Ideas…the Podcast won’t keep you indoors! Take the wild ideas outside to enrich your personal observations and play—it’s good for you, good for your kids, and good for nature. Wild Ideas…the Podcast is produced by The Wilderness Center, a nonprofit nature center, land conservancy, and ecopreneurial organization.

Wild Ideas...The Podcast - The Wilderness Center The Wilderness Center

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8 • 63 Ratings

Your own nature talk! Observations of everyday nature leads to bigger ideas about the natural world and how it all fits together. Join a naturalist, a science educator, and a conservation biologist for friendly, science-based nature chats and down-to-earth interviews with selected scientists. Wild Ideas…the Podcast won’t keep you indoors! Take the wild ideas outside to enrich your personal observations and play—it’s good for you, good for your kids, and good for nature. Wild Ideas…the Podcast is produced by The Wilderness Center, a nonprofit nature center, land conservancy, and ecopreneurial organization.

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 284

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 284

    In this final episode, Gordon, Joann, and Gary say goodbye and thank you, our listeners. It has been an honor to be invited into your lives. Now, go outside and play!

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 283

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 283

    Joann and Gary look to future generations in an interview with Andrew Revelle of Conserve School. Conserve School inspires young people to environmental stewardship through academics and engagement with the forests, lakes, and wildlife of Lowenwood in northern Wisconsin.

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 282

    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 282

    Pluto is in the news—is it a planet again? Joann talks about its eccentric-ness in many more ways than one. Gary found an interesting study that will surprise you with what you "always knew" about Red Foxes.

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    WIld Ideas...the Podcast 281

    Gary and Joann talk with Hannah Urfer about a serious problem afecting honeybees, Colony Collapse Disorder.

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    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 280

    Gary and Joann talk with Mandie Zopp of Riveredge Nature Center about their work to raise and release Lake Sturgeon into Lake Michigan.

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    Wild Ideas...the Podcast 279

    Joann is looking forward to the 2017 solar eclipse; get your reservations in soon! Gary is in another wetland, but you won't believe where…under the Antarctic ice sheet!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Emily.275 ,

National radio quality

I've switched over from listening to NPR on my commute to listening to this podcast! The hosts are always engaging, and organize great interviews. As a wildlife professional, I feel like this podcast was made just for me, but the information and stories are presented in a way that makes it accessible to listeners of all backgrounds.

Kimn65... ,

Wow

Wonderful podcast. I just found this podcast but I have listened to most the episodes. Great host, topics and knowledgable guests. Keep up the great work. I must admit I will miss Gordon :(

Armanidog ,

Now that its spring

start listening for how nature is a constant interaction of earth, sea, and sky.
I really enjoyed the episode in which they talked about how minerals are recylced as the eons pass by.

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